Tinker at your peril: we love the NHS more than any government
By Alice Miles - 10 February 15:25

Many provisions in the English NHS reform plan will tilt the system in favour of private-sector prov

The British economy is struggling but the traders are smiling
By Alex Preston - 10 February 15:23

“Stagflation” is the buzzword of the day in London, but with over 70 per cent of FTSE earnings comin

Bashful bashing
By George Eaton - 10 February 15:00

Pleas for the banks to show "restraint" over pay have largely gone unheeded.

The little man with a big plan
By Gideon Donald - 10 February 12:06

If the upper classes have a flaw - and I, for one, am happy to concede the possibility - it is perhaps a tendency to overlook "the little man". This term, obviously, should not be taken literally.

Where are today’s political intellectuals?
By Jason Cowley - 10 February 9:49

Once, we had Gladstone and Disraeli. Now, we have Clegg and Cameron.

Cameron’s cynical Muslim-bashing – and Labour’s shabby response
By Mehdi Hasan - 10 February 9:49

Why was Sadiq Khan the only shadow minister brave enough to speak up against the Tory leader’s straw

Leader: The “big society” is unworkable in the age of cuts
By Staff blogger - 10 February 9:49

The speed and scale of the coalition's cuts threatens to strangle the big society at birth.

Saucy Sally doesn’t give a sheet
By Kevin Maguire - 10 February 9:49

That prisoners' friend, Ken Clarke, better watch out, because I hear Citizen Dave has started ridiculing the In-justice Secretary behind his back.

Sadiq Khan: champion of the underdog
By Mehdi Hasan - 09 February 18:04

The shadow justice secretary grew up poor – now, as a card-carrying member of Ed Miliband’s “new gen

A momentous – and under-reported – event in Welsh politics
By Victoria Mitchell - 09 February 16:44

The referendum that noone is talking about.

BBC bans the term “reform” when discussing AV
By Susannah Butter - 09 February 14:48

The term is “too positive” to be used when referring to the AV vote – but not when describing Camero

Michael Chanan's video blog: Defending libraries
By Staff blogger - 09 February 14:43

FILM: Mary Warnock, Blake Morrison and south London residents take action against library closures.

Want to understand youth joblessness? Just look at the diagram
By David Blanchflower - 09 February 9:58

Cameron and Osborne, please take note.

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher
By Duncan Robinson - 08 February 15:14

The actress will play the former prime minister in the forthcoming biopic <em>The Iron Lady</em>.

In praise of Iain Duncan Smith
By Olly Grender - 08 February 14:27

The former Tory leader might not be right on marriage – but he should still be listened to.

The Comeback Gid (part one)
By Gideon Donald - 08 February 13:37

"Might I suggest that we use the expression . . . 'blood libel'?" I said. The incomprehension in the room was total.

Stop worrying about inflation, part two
By David Blanchflower - 07 February 16:29

A graph and a table for anyone who doubts the MPC's overconfidence.

Why Mubarak shouldn’t stay until September
By Osama Diab - 07 February 12:08

If Mubarak’s security apparatus tightens its grip on power, Egypt will turn into a North Korean-styl

Stop worrying about inflation
By David Blanchflower - 07 February 11:36

It will go away but the danger of deflation remains.

Prisoner voting rights can make prison work
By Benjamin Fox - 04 February 16:15

The best way to put prison conditions on the political agenda is to give prisoners the vote.

Full transcript | Ed Miliband | Speech on "the British promise" | 4 February 2011
By Ed Miliband - 04 February 14:35

"There is now a real fear that the British promise will be broken and the next generation will find

Maybe we are a bunch of Little Britons
By Steven Baxter - 04 February 12:47

Have the tabloids made us less tolerant of immigration, or are they simply reflecting their readers’

The perfect solution to the perfect storm
By Peter Hain - 04 February 11:12

A gridlocked banking sector, rocketing food prices and volatile fuel costs pose a threat to Africa's

Now is the time to modernise and reform our parliament
By Caroline Lucas - 03 February 17:16

The Green Party leader outlines a few simple steps to make parliament a more effective – and less ar

Why Trumpton needs a Tesco
By Alice Miles - 03 February 11:07

Local decision-making can descend into a system of bullying and patronage, yet a credible, small-sca

He tipped me out of my wheelchair. So much for freedom of movement
By Jody McIntyre - 03 February 11:07

On 9 December 2010, I attended a student demonstration against education cuts and tuition fee rises, the fourth demonstration of its kind in as many weeks.

No sex, no drugs, and no leaders: Laurie Penny on the new student activists
By Laurie Penny - 03 February 11:07

They’ve been dismissed as naive idealists, but today’s student protesters are pragmatic, democratic - and sane.

Campbell on Campbell
By Alastair Campbell - 03 February 11:06

The feared former spin doctor reflects on what the latest instalment of his diaries reveals about hi

The orange umbrella that revolutionised dissent
By Samira Shackle - 03 February 10:45

How UK Uncut's peaceful and creative direct action has brought tax justice to the high streets.

The rights and wrongs of Ed Balls
By Irwin Stelzer - 03 February 8:24

Ed Miliband’s choice of shadow chancellor is right. But to take the fight to George Osborne and stay

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